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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, NEIL POSTMAN
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Title:   Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Vintage March 1993

ISBN Number:    0679745408 / 9780679745402

Seller ID:   70013

The history of ideas is all too often discussed without reference to broader social and environmental factors. This book won't let us do that. It represents a creative attempt to show us how technology -- computers, modern medicine, convenient travel -- has changed our very hearts and minds. Postman explores how, for example, the ubiquity of pictures in the modern world has inevitably altered our responses to religious images, how ever-spreading sciences have created our silly faith in experts, how the modern achievements with numbers have led to a preoccupation with quantity (witness our love for statistics and polls) at the expense of quality, how mass advertising has made almost all public discourse trivial.

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